Hello, my name is Craig and am part of the HMB Endeavour Circumnavigation team. As HMB Endeavour makes her way around Australia, my role is to transport the gear we need for port visits. For the last four months I’ve called the HMB Endeavour truck home, and have followed the journey from Sydney, up the east coast of Australia, and am now headed for Darwin.
I had the truck serviced in Cairns, (it’s first – 5000km) before heading back to Townsville to begin the long trek west. After three full days driving from the east coast I am now at Barkley’s Roadhouse – a little oasis about six hours west of Mount Isa and about three hours east of Tennant Creek. I expect another two full day’s drive to reach Darwin, but it may be three days.
All is going well – the truck is performing magnificently, the weather has been excellent and the worst of the roads is now behind me, and folks, some stretches of highway have been absolutely horrendous (it’s not the potholes you have to look out for; it’s the road trains that are parked in them).
I will keep in touch, but in the meantime have included a few snaps of my voyage.
Craig, HMB Endeavour Shipkeeper (aka Drifty)
Have you seen the HMB Endeavour truck on the open road?